Tottenham have secured the signing of Benfica midfielder, Gedson Fernandes on an 18-month long loan amidst injury crisis dealt to a handful of the Lilywhites midfielders.
Portugese gaffer, Jose Mourinho landed the Portuguese midfielder to bolster his midfield with the likes of Mousa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele condemned to the sidelines due to injuries.
The 21-year-old would now adorn the number 30 shirt at the Londom stadium, with the Lilywhites handed the option of making his move permanent.
The Portugal U-23 international expressed his utmost delight at signing for the club saying “It’s one big dream to come to this big club.”
Fernandes could be set to start right away for the North London club when they take a trip to Vicarage road on Saturday, to take on Watford.
The midfielder who rose through the youth ranks at Portugese giants, Benfica, joined the senior team in 2018, before later going on to announce himself as one of the most promising talents in the Portugese Primeira Liga.
At a young age of 21, he has already featured in 43 appearances across all competitions for the club, with 22 of those appearances coming during the title winning-run of the Portugese giants last term.
Fernandes is expected to get back to their form and add consistency to it, with a lack of depth in the midfield costing them valuable points in recent outings.
Mousa Sissoko who had an appointment on the treatment table is expected to be out for an extended period while summer signing, Tanguy Ndombele remains unavailable for selection due to an hip injury he suffered.
In the meantime, Christian Eriksen is rumoured to be headed for Inter Milan before the close of the winter transfer window. He is reportedly told by Mourinho to leave while he still has a good reputation at the club.
The box-to-box midfielder could provide that spark Mourinho needs for Tottenham at the middle of the park.